he inherent issue is that quality is highly subjective and there is no universally agreed upon way to measure it.
For that reason, multiple rankings have emerged for graduate business programs, each with its own methodology that draws upon a different mix of data indicators and weights. As a result, different publications rank schools differently. What’s more, rankings are volatile year over year, often for reasons having little to do with a change in the quality of education being provided to students. Frequently, the net result of the existence of multiple rankings is not less confusion among applicants, but more.
The purpose of this resource is to clearly lay out what goes into the methodologies of the five major business school rankings, identify aspects of each that make them distinctive, and compile other useful ranking information in one place.
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